Premier League sack race: Solskjaer odds-on favourite after defeat to City, Rodgers price slashed amid links to United

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is the new odds-on favourite to be the next manager sacked with Betfair.

Dean Smith and Daniel Farke were both given the boot this weekend and Solskjaer suffered another big defeat.

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Manchester United were beaten 2-0 at home by rivals City, in a game where they barely laid a glove on Pep Guardiola’s side.

Solskajer is now 4/9 to go next while Brendan Rodgers, after links with United, has seen his price cut to 13/2.

Claudio Ranieri (15/2), Rafael Benitez (10/1), Marcelo Bielsa (16/1), and Mikel Arteta (25/1) make up the other contenders.

United’s season has come unstuck after a decent start thanks to heavy defeats to Liverpool and City.

Next Premier League boss to be sacked – Betfair

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 4/9
  • Brendan Rodgers – 13/2
  • Claudio Ranieri – 15/2
  • Rafael Benitez – 10/1
  • Marcelo Bielsa 16/1
  • Mikel Arteta 25/1

United are now sixth and nine points behind league leaders Chelsea – the same number of points they are above third-bottom Burnley.

After 11 games they have won 5, losing four and drawing two despite signing Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer.

Solskjaer has come under scrutiny but still believes he is the man to take the club forward.

Rodgers is the favourite to replace him though after Tottenham appointed Antonio Conte to replace Nuno Espirito Santo.

The United board now has the international break to consider their options before games against Watford, Villarreal, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Gary Neville has been a supporter of Solskjaer’s and believes the club will stick with him.

He also pointed out that the changes at the top of the club mean a managerial sacking right now is unlikely.

He tweeted: "The situation at United is made more complicated with Ed W leaving in weeks .

"He gave OGS a 3 year contract months ago and he won’t want his final act to be sacking a manager."

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